MoMA, suitcases, and holding plastic out of the ocean – The Artsology Weblog

I’ve to say, the concept of discussing an object that includes the Museum of Trendy Artwork (MoMA), baggage, and holding plastic out of the ocean will not be one thing I’d have considered yesterday – and even an hour in the past. However I simply acquired a promotional electronic mail from the MoMA Design Store, and I feel that is fairly cool, and an attention-grabbing advertising strategy.

Beneath we have now two views of the MoMA Solgaard Carry-On Closet Suitcase, which is described as serving to vacationers “… remove the chore of unpacking once you attain your vacation spot with this Carry-On Closet Suitcase. Using a patented shelving system, the within of the suitcase expands to show six cabinets. The cabinets hold your garments organized, separated and able to entry. You’ll be able to designate every shelf for particular gadgets: underwear, pants, shirts, socks, and so forth. The shelf element can stay standing within the suitcase or eliminated and hung in a closet.”

MoMA suitcase closet
The MoMA Solgaard Carry-On Closet Suitcase, obtainable on the MoMA Design Retailer.

In present instances, as many people have sturdy issues in regards to the setting, the advertising staff behind this product has utilized our issues of their gross sales pitch to purchase this suitcase. They are saying: “The inside lining is constituted of a recycled cloth composed of 100% ocean-bound plastic. The manufacturing of every suitcase removes 229 plastic bottles from the ocean.”

I feel this can be a fascinating strategy to market a product – it actually grabs my consideration, as I’m an avid scuba diver and snorkeler, and hate the concept of how a lot plastic is discovering its method into our oceans, lakes and rivers. I used to be curious in regards to the phrase “ocean-bound;” I puzzled if this was only a suggestive phrase, pondering that recycling any plastic may recommend that it’s stopping the potential of that plastic from by some means ending up within the ocean. However upon researching more at the Solgaard website, they really describe how they’ve partnered with completely different teams in The Philippines, Indonesia, and China who work with native groups in creating jobs for communities to gather ocean-bound plastic that may be upcycled into helpful items, and that they’ve saved 1,152,050 kilos of plastic so far. They’ve a provide chain for industrial scale plastic that’s collected from seashores and riverways, which will get sorted and cleaned, damaged down into flakes and pellets, then stretched into yarn and wound up, which is then woven into their trademarked Shore-Tex™ Cloth. You’ll be able to learn more about that process here.

Okay, so now along with being a cool product, I’ve to tip my hat to Solgaard for “doing good,” and hope that “doing good is nice for enterprise.” Beneath is yet another take a look at the suitcase.

MoMA Solgaard Closet Suitcase
The MoMA Solgaard Closet Suitcase, utilizing Shore-Tex™ cloth.